Enjoy Your Most Unique Vacation Yet with These 5 Thematic Cruises

Summer is approaching, and so is the urge to make fun plans. And after a couple of years of staying home, you’re ready to let loose, travel, and make some memories.

But where to begin when there are so many options? We can help.

First, imagine an activity that makes you happy – one you can’t get enough of. Perhaps it’s dancing or crafting. Maybe you prefer binge-watching your favorite 90’s sitcoms or trying exotic new flavors of food and wine.

Now imagine experiencing your favorite activities while at sea, headed to a beautiful new country, and surrounded by others who love doing that special thing just as much as you do.

Enter theme cruises. There’s no better way to make memories and friends that last a lifetime. They might even become your new summer tradition.

This year, themed cruises are coming back with a bang. Not only are some old favorites returning, but many cruise lines have introduced brand new endeavors.

Kick-off your summer exploration with these new themed cruises that are already becoming a big hit.

“Golden at Sea” Golden Girls Themed Cruise

If there’s one thing all generations can share, it’s a love for the hit TV show Golden Girls.

There was something about Dorothy’s sass, Blanche’s wily ways, Rose’s innocence, and Sophia’s lack of filter that made each of the ladies feel like a close friend.

And when America’s sweetheart Betty White passed, we were struck with a bittersweet reminder of just how much that show really meant to us.

It’s no surprise the Golden Girls legacy has lasted far beyond the show’s airtime. And what better way to celebrate it than join other superfans on the Golden Girls-themed cruise?

You’ll journey around Florida from Miami to Key West and Cozumel with around 1,000 others who share your love for Golden Girls.

While on board, you can flex your knowledge of the show during Golden Girls trivia and dress up as your favorite character for the costume contest.

You’ll even get the opportunity to enjoy conversations with a surprise celebrity panel. Who knows who you’ll end up rubbing elbows with!

Pride Party at Sea

Sure, you’ve been to a Pride parade. You love the glitz and glamour, the sense of unity, and making new friends. But have you ever experienced Pride at sea, surrounded by ocean views?

Starting June 4th of this year you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate Pride all month while boarding multiple cruises of your choice.

Celebrity Cruises will be hosting Pride Party at Sea, a multi-cruise party to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

The party kicks off on the very popular Celebrity Edge ship, taking you to Italy, France, and Spain. All the while you’ll be enjoying exciting cruise activities with an LGBTQ+ twist.

Other Celebrity cruise ships will be carrying on Pride activities from there. Choose from trips where you’ll be combing the famous gay beaches of Barcelona, trying unique foods in Juneau, and more.

Pro Tip: All Celebrity captains are certified to perform legally recognized same-sex marriages. So, if you’re looking to elope – you better start packing now!

Pixar Day at Sea

Who doesn’t love a good Pixar film? There’s nothing like getting cozy in the living room with the family and letting your imagination unfold with the heartwarming stories and colorful graphics of a Pixar film.

Gather up the family and prepare to dive deeper into your Pixar fandom on the new Disney cruise, Pixar Day at Sea.

Running every week from January to March of 2023, this cruise is jam-packed with Disney wonders that will excite children and inner-children alike.

Your daytime itinerary will feature activities like a Pixar film fest and partying with your favorite Pixar characters.

At night, plan to stop by the interactive Toy Story dinner, the live performance of Coco, and if you have the energy left – an opportunity to help The Incredibles save the world!

Art and Design Week

A cruise is a perfect way to reignite your creativity – especially when you can be surrounded by other art lovers.

August 28th through September 4th, Cunard presents an inspiration-packed Art and Design Week voyage.

Your cruise will depart from New York City, home of the Museum of Modern Art. From there, you’ll indulge in 5 days at sea where it’s just you, your beautiful accommodations, and other art lovers.

It’s the perfect scenario to clear your mind and learn to better express your creativity. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of support. Cunard provides a selection of art and design masterclasses led by world-famous experts.

Between classes, you can keep the inspiration flowing by perusing onboard art galleries and live music performances.

Around the World in 180 Days

If you think variety is the spice of life, and that sticking to just one theme sounds impossible, this is the cruise for you.

Oceania Cruise’s “Around the World in 180 Days” kicks off in January of 2023. It will sail you to 96 destinations in 33 countries.

Five nights of your epic voyage will be spent on unique shoreside events, each with its own flavor. One night will be spent exploring Argentinian culture, trying their finest wines, and enjoying stunning dance performances.

Another shoreside event will take you to Arabian dunes, where you’ll get a taste of the Bedouin life through music and authentic cuisine under desert stars and a private hawk show.

If that isn’t enough, you’ll also get to attend a Burmese monk ceremony, a candlelit evening in a cave in Vietnam, and taste world-renown wines in Cape Town, South Africa.

Before You Depart

Sure, normal cruises are a blast. But with a themed cruise, you can be sure all your unique tastes are met – and enjoy a community of others with the same interests.

That means making memories – and friendships – that can last a lifetime.

Now that you’re inspired to find a cruise that will suit your unique tastes, it’s time to prepare for your trip! Proper preparation can make or break a vacation.

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